Don’t expect to see many (read: ANY) food pictures or recaps during the week for the next few months. My early morning classes mean no time to document breakfast, lunch, or snacks. And, honestly, it’s going to take me a while to adjust to my new schedule and so my eats will probably be all over the place for a bit.
I may still post dinners Monday – Friday, but again, it really will depend on how the next few days go. Remember, it’s like I’m taking a full course load plus a part time job in addition to my training right now, so there may not be very much time to devote to the blog right now. Basically, don’t expect much and you won’t be disappointed!
Dinner was a smoothie and I actually have no idea what all I threw in there. Lots of odds and ends. I know that there was at least banana, blueberries, melon, and spinach, other than that I don’t really remember. I was a little confused and bummed that it didn’t thicken, even when I upped the amount of xanthan gum. I seriously have no idea why that happened as I’ve never had that issue before.
Thankfully, I woke up in a much better mood this morning than yesterday.
The textbook that appeared to have disappeared in transit to my house showed up late last night (UPS, I don’t like you nearly as much as USPS) and I should be having the physical copy of my Spanish textbook within the week, but in the meantime I have access to a virtual copy and I can still do all of my homework because I have the access codes. Bottom line: I am no longer stressing over these dumb books.
I think that people are actually more friendly in summer classes! I’ve already met and talked with a bunch of new, cool, fun people and I’m not nearly as introverted as I usually am given that this is only the second day of class. Yay bonding!
Boyfriend started his first day at the internship yesterday. He was so geeked it was adorable. He messaged me in his “first day attire” and we texted back and forth throughout the day. He gets his own little cubicle and a name tag and everything. And the best part is that he’s coming back down this weekend for my birthday! I still have less than zero idea of what I’m doing to celebrate. This birthday just seemed to creep up on me this year. I have nothing planned and aren’t looking forward to it particularly, but I guess I just don’t think that it’s that big of a deal anymore.
I’m mad about my bus being re-routed, but I think I have my new route figured out now so that I can at least get home at the end of the day. Although, if I ever miss I will have to wait almost an hour for another bus to come by. As long as the bus still stops where I’m told it would, I should be able to stop stressing out about this too.
Fitness testing today for Kinesiology. The instructor had us see how far we can run in 12 minutes, how many crunches, burpees, and push-ups we could do in a certain amount of time, and how many times we could run 20-yds back and forth in 4 minutes. The running was no big thing, but it was those darn push-ups and burpees that kicked my butt! I did just under 1.5 miles in the run, 26.5 push-ups, I think 37 crunches, 36.5 20-yd touches, and 17 burpees. Let’s see how I do in a few weeks when we do it all over again!
I had planned on running 4 miles today as part of my training plan, but since I had already run 1.5 for class, I cut it down to 2.5 (so that it adds to 4) miles once I got home from work. I had asked Scott, who helps moderate #runchat, if splitting my run up would alter my performance and he was able to send me an article that pretty much said “DO IT!” and so away I went. It’s not that I have a problem with doing 4 all at once, but now that I have this KIN class I don’t want to overexert myself by thinking of it as just a class and that the workouts that I do in it don’t count, because they do!
If I had done both, it would have been like running 6 miles plus the other exercises that I had to do for the fitness test. That’s a lot for one day, I think, so I was really glad to read that article. I love running, but over-exertion makes me hate it. And I don’t want to hate what I love!
Are birthdays a big deal for you and your family/friends? Do you usually throw a party of some sort?
Does splitting your run up into 2 parts – 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening – give the same benefits as it would if you ran it all at the same time?